To evaluate whether those changes had their intended effect, New Jersey Future compared affordable housing projects that received federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) between 2005 and 2012 with projects that received credits between 2013 and 2015, after the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA), which administers the tax credits, made significant changes to the criteria it uses to award them.
This paper tests the common belief that subsidized housing contributes to higher crime rates. To do this, panel data on over 200 US cities are used and fixed effects models are estimated to control for unobserved differences between cities that may affect both voucher use and crime.
NLIHC's new report Housing Spotlight: The Long Wait for a Home is about Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) and Public Housing waiting lists.
The National Fair Housing Alliance takes a look at how fair housing organizations have successfully fostered diverse and stable neighborhoods using the Federal Fair Housing Act.
A study published in Housing Policy Debate by Michael Lens and Vincent Reina found that project-based Section 8 properties with rent restrictions expiring between 2011 and 2020 are on average in higher opportunity neighborhoods than properties supported by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), vouchers, and public housing.
This Urban Institute white paper examines the benefits of the Moving to Opportunity program.
This University of Kansas white paper examines the question, "If the Moving To Opportunity model were to be used on a larger scale, would enough neighborhoods be available to offer good housing, employment, and educational opportunities?"
This PRRAC paper is intended to present a civil rights perspective on the federal policy discussion currently underway seeking to harmonize various subsidized housing development rules across the three agencies that sponsor low income housing (HUD, the Treasury Department, and the Department of Agriculture).
This report focuses on how housing helps to lift families out of poverty and finds that housing assistance provides a critical resource to six million children, two million seniors and three million disabled individuals.
This PAHRC report takes a close look at public housing authority and Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists to examine the gap between the supply and demand of affordable housing throughout the country.